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Wondered if anyone was using 777? Shot BP years (as in YEARS!) ago in a cap and ball revolver but nothing lately. That was a lot of fun but extremely messy from the grease over the ball. Guess it's much better now with the lubed wads. Anyway, thinking about getting back into it again and buying some 777 powder. 44 Man
 

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777 was developed for muzzle loaders that wanted a little hotter hunting load . It is about 30% hotter than regular BP . A 25 or 30 graing charge in a revolver is a big hand full . Now with that said I have used it in cartridges and shotgun shells . Again it IS hotter . It is a more uniform granulation and very little dust . Go with 2f if you decide to use it . It works real well in 38s and 357s . It IS hotter . :roll:
 

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Wal Mart had it on clearance for $9.40/lb. Bought 4 pounds worth. I've been playing with it in my Black Hawk (45 Colt). Recommended load is 30 volumetric grains and a 255 grain bullet. Fired 50 rounds of it Sun to see what the news would be. No binding and groups were right in there. Also tried 30 grains by weight. Quite snappy to say the least. Also tried it in my 45-70. Nothing to write home about, but I haven't played with it yet. Clean up is a snap.
 

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I have been using it in a 45 colt load for a while and have started to use it in 45-110 clean up usually takes two wet patches and two dry patches and the bore is back to shiny then a little coat of clp, I have loaded full house 40 Grain loads in 45 colt and will state for the record that they are stout but no more tha Pyrodex, or BP BUT when using BP I use 3f for 777 I use 2f the 3f loads I tried were imprinting the primers metal was flowing into the firing pin window! the 2f loads don't do that, on the 45-110 I use the 2f as well and it works great I have jammed 110 grains in it and works just fine but my shoulder didn't approve of it so I backed it down to 85 Gr.
the 45 Colt I settled on 30 Gr 2F with a 200 grain bullet and a generous crimp.....
 
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